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Bookalokal 20square

BookaLokal Inc.

BookaLokal is a marketplace that connects aspiring chefs, food entrepreneurs and restaurants to new customers.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2013
  • Employees 7
  • Website bookalokal.com

Company Summary

BookaLokal's social dining platform lets guests discover and book unique, vetted experiences for groups. Whether booking 1 spot at a table for 12, or looking to reserve the whole event for a private group, BookaLokal connects guests to quality, culinary experiences in over 40 countries. Hosts include amateur home cooks, food entrepreneurs (sommeliers, craft brewers, chocolate makers) and professional chefs with private space in their restaurant.

Team

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    Founder, CEO

    Evelyne is a passionate host who loves to throw epic dinner parties. After 6 years in Investment Banking and Private Equity, where she worked across the US and Europe, Evelyne launched Bookalokal to help travelers connect with local people in Belgium. Half French, half American, she spent 5 years in Brussels before moving back to her hometown of New York. Evelyne has a BA in Politics from Oberlin College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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    Frank Pierre Ramirez
    Co-Founder, Product Manager & Front-End Developer
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    Frank is a passionate guest who loves to eat his way around any city. He has 7 years experience in technical consulting and IT network security, including product development, web design and data science. He has a BS in Computer Science from Florida Int. University & MPA from Columbia University.

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    Valeri Karpov
    Developer
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    Val is the passionate eater on our team. He started coding 8 years ago and never looked back. At Princeton he was the co-founder and CTO for SCVNGR (now LevelUp), a venture-backed mobile gaming and customer loyalty platform. He interned with Google and spent 2 years at a high frequency trading firm, Tower Research Capital. Today he splits his time between MongoDB and Bookalokal. Val has a BSE from Princeton University in Computer Science.

Advisors

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    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
    Lawyer
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    Moses Alade, CPA
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Charlie Kemper
    Partner, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
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    Murat Aktihanoglu
    Partner, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
    Unconfirmed
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    Jonathan Axelrod
    Partner, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
    Unconfirmed
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    Angel Investor
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    John Hopkins
    Angel Investor, Former Investment Banking Executive
    Unconfirmed
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    Neil Barksy
    Partner, Barksy Ventures
    Unconfirmed
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    Carol Clark
    Angel Investor
    Unconfirmed
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    Tina Madison White
    Angel Investor
    Unconfirmed
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    Sheryl WuDunn
    Angel Investor
    Unconfirmed
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    L. Santucci
    Angel Investor
    Unconfirmed